Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr
Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr)

Members of the Brick Township Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit made a number of arrests in the Maple Leaf Park and adjacent condominiums over the weekend, beginning with a juvenile arrest on Thursday night.

Juvenile, Mom, Friend Arrested

At approximately 10 p.m. Thursday night, SCU detectives made three arrests after stopping a vehicle in the area of Sawmill Road. An investigation at the scene led to the arrest of a male juvenile for possession of marijuana, Sgt. Jim Kelly said. The juvenile resisted officers during the arrest, and after being taken into police custody, was charged with seven counts of delinquency on juvenile complaints and released to a guardian.

It was at this point that more charges would be filed by detectives. During that same incident, the juvenile’s mother exited her residence and interfered with the arrest, Kelly said. She was charged with obstruction on a Special Complaint Form Summons and released at the scene.

An adult female, Destiny Bowen, 19, of Brick was in the vehicle with the juvenile at the time of the stop. She was found in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and was later was arrested and released on a summons, said Kelly.

Arrest After Suspicious Car Making Trips In and Out of Complex

In the early morning hours of Sunday, July 12, SCU setectives observed suspicious activity involving a vehicle making frequent trips in and out of the Maple Leaf Condominium complex, Kelly said. Shortly after midnight, the detectives stopped the vehicle on the Garden State Parkway near exit 91. That stop led to the arrest of the driver, Eugene Ayala Jr., 25, of Toms River, and the passenger, Timothy Moore-Jackson, 23 of Brick, on multiple counts, according to police.

Ayala was charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, loitering to obtain a controlled dangerous substance and several motor vehicle violations. He was processed and released on summonses.

Moore-Jackson was found in possession of a handgun and was charged on a warrant with possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and unlawful possession of a handgun. He was subsequently lodged in Ocean County Jail.

Later, at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday, SCU detectives observed another suspicious vehicle in the area of Sawmill Road, Kelly said. The ensuing investigation led to the apprehension of an adult male who was charged with engaging in prostitution. The male’s identity remains undisclosed at this time.